Small fire at school was arson, say police

A fire in a hallway at Khowhemun Elementary School last week is being investigated by North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.

The Duncan Volunteer Fire Department was summoned to the school early on Thursday afternoon. Judging the small fire to be suspicious, they contacted the police, who determined it had been intentionally set.

“There was minor damage to some rolls of paper in a hallway that were lit, likely by a student,” Cpl. Krista Hobday reported. “Although the damage is very minor, the incident is being treated seriously. The investigation is ongoing.”

No injuries were reported. Anyone with information should contact the RCMP at 250-748-5522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.